Drills should be conducted to simulate fire conditions and to test fire procedures. All staff should be conversant with the premises evacuation procedures and take part in fire evacuation drills at least once and preferably twice per year.
Article 15.1 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The responsible person must establish and, where necessary, give effect to appropriate procedures, including safety drills, to be followed in the event of serious and imminent danger to relevant persons.
A simulated fire evacuation procedure – or fire drill as it is more commonly known is required to be carried out by law, at least annually or more frequently if required by the fire risk assessment or emergency plan.
During the process, the means of raising the fire alarm is actuated and the fire procedure is then rehearsed as fully as the circumstances allow. The result of the exercise is then recorded.
Fire Safety Services can offer a service which will conduct the whole process for you with minimum disruption, and will be observed and timed by a member of our compliance team. We will then be able to give you advice on how to improve the evacuation procedure and will complete a post-evacuation report highlighting any actions deemed necessary or improvements that maybe required. This document fulfils your responsibility of recording, monitoring and improving the emergency plan required under the current fire legislation.
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